Man, I love “Pick-up Day”, the day the customer first lays eyes on his/her new board; the smiles, the high-fives, brings out the kid in everyone. Its one of the things I like most about building surfboards. This day it was Scot and his new 9-8 Nova.
This Nova is 9’8″ 17-1/2″ x 23″ x 14″ x 3-1/8″ It was glassed with double 6oz deck and single 6oz bottom, and finished clear, sanded gloss-coat, with black pinline. And just for a little pizzaz, we added a wooden tailblock. The 2+1 fin set-up adds to the versatility of this shape. I recommend 9-1/2″ single-fin for waves 4ft or smaller, and 7-1/2″ center fin with 3.7″ side-bites for waves 5ft or larger.